Note: During the COVID-19 response, we will not be renting boats on the river nor opening the Visitor’s Center to the public. All public facilities like restrooms,map sales, and such are closed until further notice. The public may self-launch at our site during daylight hours during the period of restrictions, but please observe proper social-distancing and other precautions and do not disturb staff or caretakers who may working or staying on the premises for the duration. Please stay safe!
Visitor’s Center: Patuxent Riverkeeper operates a water trail visitor’s center located at
17412 Nottingham Road, Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772.
The location is handicapped accessible, has a Visitor’s Center store, & rental outfitting for canoe and kayak trips.
The Visitor’s Center generally has hours during the week and on weekend. The main number is 301-276-7913. It is always best to call in advance to verify the availability of boats and to ensure staff is on site.
For kayak rentals you can call toll free: 855-725-2925 or 855-72-Kayak.
Summer rental hours (May – September)
Monday- Friday: By appointment/reservation
Saturday (usually we launch boats from 9am until 1pm–but still best to call first to verify we are open due to weather, staffing etc)
Sunday (by appointment/reservation)
Ask us about guided tours and outfitting for group trips!
This facility is at mile #37 on the Patuxent Water Trail
Coordinates : W 32-42-33N 76-42-08W
Paddlers who are members in good standing of Patuxent Riverkeeper pay no launch fees at this location. There is $5 launch fee for non-members. For more information call (301) 276-7913 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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